Sandwich maker or press?
Sandwich presses are more versatile because they have toasting plates that can fit breads of various sizes and thicknesses.
To see how well the presses handled specialty breads, we made sandwiches with Turkish bread and ciabatta – although we didn’t include these results in our toasting test.
All three of the sandwich presses were big enough to comfortably fit the specialty sandwiches. But the Breville BSG220’s ciabatta sandwich was squashed at the back and its filling – and also the Homemaker’s – didn’t reach a safe temperature (at least 60°C).